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Important Epidemic Advisory PDF Print E-mail

An update on the current opioid epidemic was provided to the Virginia EMS Advisory Board by Dr. Marissa Levine, Health Commissioner for the Virginia Department of Health. It was noted that the current trend in overdose cases continues to be on the rise around the state. Opioid Advisory


 
FDA Bans Powdered Gloves PDF Print E-mail

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that Powdered Surgical Gloves, Powdered Patient Examination Gloves, and Absorbable Powder for Lubricating a Surgeon's Glove present an unreasonable and substantial risk of illness or injury and that the risk cannot be corrected or eliminated by labeling or a change in labeling. Consequently, the FDA is banning these devices. More


 
Performance Improvement Data Requirements Released PDF Print E-mail

The Lord Fairfax EMS Council's Performance Improvement and Trauma Performance Improvement committees have released their data requirements for FY17. ALL licensed agencies are required by their Operational Medical Director to submit the data each quarter. Agencies are also to send a list of providers running calls within their agency at the same time for their OMD's use. All agencies should be receiving an e-mail with the requested data and corresponding deadlines. For more information, click here .


 

 
New Online Scheduling Available PDF Print E-mail

Are you looking to complete a skills session after completing your online American Heart Association CPR training? The Council now offers the ability to schedule & pay for your skills session online! You'll have access to the Training Center Coordinator's schedule and can schedule the date & time most convenient for you. Be sure to print your completion certificate and bring it with you to your appointment! More 


 

 
New Regional STEMI Plan Announced PDF Print E-mail

The Board of Directors for the Lord Fairfax EMS Council recently approved a new plan titled Regional RST-Elevated Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) Plan. This new plan is to be implemented throughout the Council region and has been e-mailed to all EMS agencies within the region. Questions regarding this new plan can be directed to the EMS Systems Coordinator at the Council.    LFEMS Regional Stemi Plan


 

 

 
Help=Hope Veteran & First Responder Forum PDF Print E-mail

Please join us Saturday, September 26th at the Clarke County High School for a public forum and information exchange on PTSD and suicide awareness, prevention, and recovery. Volunteers from the Council's Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Team will be on hand to talk with participants. This event focuses on supporting our local veterans and first responders within the area. Doors open at 10:00am with the program beginning at 10:30am. Lunch will be served immediately after. This event is being hosted by the Clarke County VFW and VFW Auxiliary.  

Help=Hope Veteran & First Responder Forum 


 

 

 
Ramp Closures on Route 37 at WMC PDF Print E-mail

Construction is underway on an extensive upgrade to the Route 37/Winchester Medical Center interchange, which currently provides access to the WMC campus located on the east side of the highway. Beginning Wednesday, August 26, 2015, the two ramps of the southbound lanes of Route 37 at the WMC interchange will be closed. More


 

 
Hospital Hub at Winchester Medical Center PDF Print E-mail

Effective August 1, 2015 Winchester Medical Center will have the capability to view ePCRs via Hospital Hub. Staff at the hospital are in the process of training individuals to use the program. More


 

 
Arrival of new Training Center Coordinator PDF Print E-mail

 jeff waltzThe Council is pleased to announce the addition of our new AHA Training Center Coordinator. Jeff Waltz is a former middle school teacher & previously worked at a corrections facility teaching GED classes to young adults ages 18-21. He & his wife live in Strasburg, VA & just had their first child last week! They named their new baby girl Alaska Mercy & mom & baby are both doing well!

Please join us in welcoming Jeff as he gets his feet wet & gets to know everyone in the coming weeks. His first day will be Monday, March 16th.


 

 
Ebola Advisory for EMS Agencies PDF Print E-mail

ebolaUPDATE!  The guidelines provided by the EMS Council have been updated December 16, 2014. Click here for more information

On October 28, 2014, the Lord Fairfax EMS Council has released a guidance document along with screening guidelines to assist EMS agencies within the region to draft and revise current SOPs to address the possible transport of a patient suspected to have Ebola. Because of the fluid nature of this situation, both documents will be reviewed daily and revised as new guidance from the VA Dept. of Health and the CDC is made available.   . More


 

 
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